Military on stand-by to assist as torrential rain hits Taiwan

The China Post
Date: June 17, 2017

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense said Saturday it has set up a disaster response


center and put military personnel, vehicles and apparatus on stand-by as strong torrential rain that has drenched Taiwan since early this week continue to pummel the island.

Some 18,000 military personnel are on stand-by, while more than 3,900 vehicles and boats are ready for action, the ministry said.

In addition, 35 military personnel have already been deployed in the disaster-prone areas of Namasia, Taoyuan and Liouguei districts in the mountainous part of southern Taiwan’s Kaohsiung City to help with possible evacuations, it said.

The plum rain that has been affecting Taiwan since Monday started to intensify on Friday, introducing torrential rainfall to most parts of the country.    [FULL  STORY]

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